South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

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South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is an IRS determined 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility that cares for orphaned, injured, ill and displaced wild animals with the ultimate goal of returning wildlife back to its natural habitat.

SPWRC holds state and federal permits, but receives NO funding 

whatsoever from either regulatory agency.

SPWRC operations are maintained through donations, gifts, grants, environmental educational programs, newsletter subscriptions, tributes and fundraising and other special events.  Donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. 

The Wildlife Center does not take domestic pets (Cats/kittens, dogs/puppies, pet parrots, rabbits, etc.) This link provides a list of Lubbock Area Animal Rescues that work with domestic pets.  

We had 689 guests at our Fall Open House October 12, 2019, 
and raised  $2,306.90!
Many people donated more than the $1.00 per guest requested and we thank you!

The day started out a little chilly but that didn't stop crowds of guests who arrived as we opened at 11 AM. 
The weather warmed some over the next 3 hours and it was a beautiful day! 
We saw old friends, made new friends and had lots of volunteers on hand to talk about our "Wildlife Ambassadors." 
More photos are on my personal Facebook page (Carol Lee) and also on the Wildlife Center's Facebook page.

The photo is of Executive Director Gail Barnes holding "Jasper," a Common Barn Owl who has been with us for many years.

Watch for more frequent updates in the future in this space about goings on 
at SPWRC - new admissions, releases, volunteers, events and news!

Thank you to our Board Members and volunteers who helped make our fall event a huge success. Watch for our next Open House in Spring, 2020!

How can SPWRC help you?

Where you located and what are your hours?

SPWRC is on Indiana Avenue at 95th Street behind the 80 ft. wall with a wildlife mural. Our official address is 3308 95th Street Lubbock, TX 79423. The Wildlife Drop-Off building in our driveway is open 24 hours a day. Volunteers and staff are on site seven days a week from about 8 am to 8 pm (Summer hours). 

Where do I go if I bring you an animal?

There is a white building in the parking lot where all animals check in.  Please fill out an admission slip with information about the animal and you (its rescuer) for our records. 

During daylight hours, a buzzer will sound and someone will come out to meet you (Summer Staff hours – 8 am to 8 pm). 

Weekends and after hours – fill out the admission slip and leave the animal in a box or in one of the cages. Staff checks the building every morning and periodically throughout the day.

Please do NOT enter the main property (past the wooden fence) or go to the house at the front of the property. 

The Animal Drop-Off Building (pictured) is the point of entry for all animals admitted to SPWRC.

What should I do if I find a:

How can I make a donation of supplies?  Take a look at our Wish List of needed supplies.

  • You may purchase items locally and bring to our Animal Drop-Off Building (95th & Indiana)
  • Or use SPWRC Amazon Wish List – order from Amazon and have it delivered to us

How can I make a monetary donation?

  • Mail checks to SPWRC, Inc. and send to 3308 95th Street, Lubbock TX 79423
  • Through PayPal – our email for PayPal is or use this link to PayPal
  • Charitable donation through AmazonSmile as you shop. Sign up at
  • Start a Facebook Fundraiser that will benefit SPWRC

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.  South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility. 

How can I be a volunteer at SPWRC? Forms and Information available HERE

  • Adult Volunteers (age 18 and above)
  • Junior Volunteers (age 12 to 17) during the summer months

Can I visit SPWRC and see your animals?

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is not open to the public except during our Open House events. 

The animals are recuperating and need rest and quiet.

Our next Open House is Saturday, October 12 between 11:00 am and 2 pm. Details will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Can I schedule an environmental educational program for a group?

Programs are done for a fee. Funds raised support our operating and general expenses. 

SPWRC receives no funding from federal or state agencies. Contact Gail Barnes at 799-2142 for more information.

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